Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Not now, I've got a headache.

So, yeah, I know, I haven't gotten the new WFMW header. Sorry, I'm a little behind. Also, this is going to be bloggy carnival week. Holiday Happenings, WFMW, and BooMama's Soup's On. It ought to be so. much. fun!

This week Shannon, the host of WFMW, has posed a question:

It's 5:15 pm, the kids are hungry, you have a headache, hubby is almost home,
and the pantry has three things in it. What is your BEST last-minute meal

I make baked spaghetti. Well, really, if I have a headache, I sit on the couch and walk Honey through the steps to making baked spaghetti, but it's all the same right? I love this because if I buy all the right package sizes, the ingredients are already measured and prepared. All I have to do is throw them together, all in one pot. Making the clean up easy schmeasy. Honey LUVS it, the kids tolerate it, and it's oh so easy. And it goes a little somethin' like this;

1 lb. ground meat (we use ground turkey, but it would be great with beef or sausage)

1 1lb,10 oz jar Prego spaghetti sauce (we use traditional flavored because we're crazy like that)

4 oz. spaghetti

2 c grated mozzarella cheese

to taste: garlic, dried diced onions, oregano, basil

Cook spahgetti in large sauce pan and drain. Using the same pan, brown and drain the meat. Add sauce, noodles, and 1/2 of the cheese. Add seasonings. Stand at the stove and stir the sauce until the cheese is melted. Try a taste just to make sure the flavor is good and imagine you are a fiesty Italian mama that makes her own sauce from scratch. When your Italian alter ego is satisfied with the taste, pour in a 9 x 13 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 mins or until bubbly. Have Honey pick up some Fazoli's bread sticks on the way home. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Cindy said...

I loved "your Italian alter ego." Made me laugh! :) Sounds yummy. And Fazoli's breadsticks are PERFECTION.

Ronnica said...

Wait a minute, I thought Fazzoli's breadsticks were a meal by themselves. Whoops.

Sadly, we don't have any Fazzoli's nearby, but I usually catch one when I'm back in Oklahoma where I went to college.

javamamma said...

Good meal!

Larissa said...

Thanks for sharing this. I love this meal, but I never knew how to make it!!!

Ronnica said...

I posted my chili recipes for you to enjoy!